Definition of Opencut

1. Adjective. (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface. "An opencut iron mine"

Exact synonyms: Opencast
Category relationships: Excavation, Mining
Similar to: Surface



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opencut

open tuberculosis
open up
open valley
open valleys
open water
open waters
open weave
open wound
open wounds
openabilities
openability
openable
openbill
opencast
opencast mining
opencut (current term)
opened
opened fire
opener
openers
openest
openeth
openhanded
openhandedly
openhandedness
openhearted
openheartedly
openheartedness
opening
opening argument

Literary usage of Opencut

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1. Gold and Silver: Comprising an Economic History of Mining in the United by Walter Richard Crane (1908)
"... 1 by shaft, incline and opencut, 12 by shaft, tunnel and opencut, 2 by shaft, ... 20 by tunnel and opencut, 6 by incline and opencut, 3 by incline, ..."

2. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1908)
"One hundred feet farther east is another opencut in which the lode had a course ... At a distance of 100 feet east is an opencut which is the top of a stope ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1907)
"The most southerly working on the property U an opencut near the western extremity ... An opencut on this vein some few feet farther west disclosed coarse ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"opencut.—In order to provide broken rock for filling material to fill empty stopes to support the remaining orebody, "mill-holes" are developed in limestone ..."

5. Annual Report (new Series).: Volume I-XVI...1885-1904 by Geological Survey of Canada (1902)
"The opencut has a face about fifteen feet in height, and beyond that the ore has ... About the openings of the main workings in the middle of the opencut, ..."

6. Transactions by American Institute of Mining Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME. (1915)
"opencut.—In order to provide broken rock for filling material to fill empty stopes to support the remaining orebody, "mill-holes" are developed in limestone ..."

7. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers., Gerard H. Matthes (1879)
"It may also be seen in the Cleator Iron Ore Company's new "opencut," of which Fig. 3, Plate XXXII., is a cross section. At a distance the ore has all the ..."

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